Program Directors & Staff

Program Directors & Staff

The Education Abroad team collaborates with faculty and staff to increase student mobility. Together we develop and administer study abroad programs in a variety of disciplines, identify opportunities that align with and complement degree programs and raise student awareness about the many options they have to enhance their education abroad.

Resources for faculty and staff

Faculty Training Sessions – held twice a year for faculty directors.

Summer and Fall 2024 program director, faculty and staff training will be held on the following dates (all program directors, faculty, or staff must attend one training session):

    • Friday, April 19, 2024, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom
    • Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom

      J-Term and Spring 2025 program director, faculty and staff training will be held on the following dates (all program directors, faculty, or staff must attend one training session):

      • Friday, Nov. 29, 2024, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom
      • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2024, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom

      Study Abroad Directors Collab site – please contact your Education Abroad advisor if you are a director and do not yet have access to the Collab site.

      The Forum on Education Abroad - Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

      Education Abroad Handbook – the general handbook and program-specific guides provide helpful information to students about program logistics and preparation.

      UVA Education Abroad Learning Outcomes & Measures

      Developing Sustainable Education Abroad Programs

      Important University Policies

      Policy on Student International Travel

      Minor Children, Family Members or Other Individuals Accompanying Education Abroad Program Staff

      Authorization of Volunteers in the Workplace

      Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Expenses Incurred on Behalf of the University

      UVA Export Controls - International Travel
      Note: University faculty and staff must complete the Temporary Export Certification form (available on the Export Controls link above) prior to taking University equipment (including laptops, tablets, and phones), non-public technical information (generated or provided by the University) or any develop encryption source code with them on international travel.

      Additional Resources

      U.S. Department of Education International Affairs Office: Global and Cultural Competency Why Global and Cultural Competency?

      Travel Alerts, Notices, & Warnings

      U.S. Dept. of State Travel Resources

      Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2018 Yellow Book

      Guide for Student Researchers and Faculty Sponsors - UVA IRB

      Research in an International Setting and/or Location - UVA - IRB

      Promoting Education Abroad

      Study Abroad Fair – held near the beginning of fall and spring semesters, the fairs give students an opportunity to interact directly with faculty program directors and representatives from other institutions and study abroad programs.

      Family Weekend – each fall, we invite students and their parents to an Open House and Info Session in Minor Hall.

      Classroom Presentations – The Education Abroad team is available for classroom presentations throughout the year. Please contact our office for more information about setting up a classroom visit.


      Study Abroad Program Development

      Academic Advising for Education Abroad

      Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].